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    Default Beautiful Breton Bay

    Hooked up with Yak67 this morning at 5:30 to catch the tail end of a falling tide and the morning bite. Things started slow and no bites in the first half hour. Got to a favorite bar and had some good pulls but two got off. Next fish was a 24" that hauled me around. No pic as he was exhausted so released as soon as I could. Precursor of a great morning.


    I ended up with a 22", 21" 20" and multiple high teens besides my big one. Gary had similar quality with a 23" big.



    Wind started to pick up and tide was ebbing so we headed to a cove to try for perch. I put on a 1" crank bait and immediately had a medium sized striper. Next fish was also big, I thought 20"+ striper. Instead I caught this 17" surprise, yes the drum are here.

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    Off the water by 9 with huge smiles on our faces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Mike View Post
    Hooked up with Yak67 this morning at 5:30 to catch the tail end of a falling tide and the morning bite. Things started slow and no bites in the first half hour. Got to a favorite bar and had some good pulls but two got off. Next fish was a 24" that hauled me around. No pic as he was exhausted so released as soon as I could. Precursor of a great morning.


    I ended up with a 22", 21" 20" and multiple high teens besides my big one. Gary had similar quality with a 23" big.



    Wind started to pick up and tide was ebbing so we headed to a cove to try for perch. I put on a 1" crank bait and immediately had a medium sized striper. Next fish was also big, I thought 20"+ striper. Instead I caught this 17" surprise, yes the drum are here.



    Off the water by 9 with huge smiles on our faces.


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    Because I'm technology challenged with Tapatalk had to reply to my own post to add drum pic.


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    Last edited by Big Mike; 05-10-2017 at 10:34 AM.
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    That's nuts that you're already catching almost legal red drum, and it's only May. Based on the rockfish in the lower 20s that I've caught already, plus the ones that you guys are catching down south, I'm thinking it'll be another good kayak fishing year.

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    Nice report! Did yak67 sell his LE Outback and go back to a (newer) PA?
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    You are the only person I know who consistently pulls quality fish from Breton Bay!

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    Nice work Mike and Gary.
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    Thats a good looking Camo PA, and can't complain about reds this early in the year!

    Where do you guys launch from? Public/Private? Thx,
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    That's a very good outing. I could use one of those!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchottie View Post
    Thats a good looking Camo PA, and can't complain about reds this early in the year!

    Where do you guys launch from? Public/Private? Thx,
    We launch from Abell's Wharf - it a free public launch about a third of the way down the bay from Leonardtown. It's got parking for 10 or so trucks with trailers and another 10 spots for cars, plus some road overflow potential. There's another public launch in Medley's Neck State Park but I've never used it. Early in the year this launch gets quite busy on the weekends so we always get there at the crack of dawn. After June it slows down quite a bit as folks think the big ones have left the area but we always seem to scrounge up a few nice ones on most outings.
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    Great work Mike and Gary. Breton Bay really looks interesting. Is the fishing good there all year?
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